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The ultimatum



Yes, I am a hopeless romantic! Yes, I love happy endings! Yes, I crave adventure! However, getting married in secret? With no parents or family to witness it all? All of a sudden, my sense of excitement and adventure was replaced with a sense of dread. Particularly when an image of Tunji’s mother flashed through my mind. This was definitely going to make her hate me more than she already did.
“Princess please say something”. Tunji said coming closer.

I unconsciously took a step backwards and he froze on the spot, obviously shocked at my reaction.
“Tunji what’s going on here”? I asked quietly.
“We are getting married like we agreed”. He responded.
I felt a lump forming in my throat, and so I cleared my throat before I spoke again.

“This wasn’t what we agreed”.
Tunji took a deep breath, obviously trying not to lose his cool. I noticed Tosin and Onyeka step aside to give us some much needed privacy.
“I know but I had to change the plans”. He informed me.
“Your mother came to me, she said you would not be travelling with me. I waited for you and you didn’t reach out so I thought it was a sign that you had changed your mind”. I said.

“I should have guessed that she would contact you. My mother somehow found out we were back together and she wasn’t really happy about it. She is of the opinion that you would change your mind once more and break my heart all over again. I didn’t call because I had to plan this surprise, with the help of your friends of course! We had to get someone to officiate and all the works. I wanted it to be romantic. This was supposed to be a grand gesture”.
I could sense the frustration in his voice. However, he had just kinda implied that the impromptu wedding was out of fear that I would call it off again.

Wasn’t this a red flag? Or was I just being paranoid and dramatic….as usual?
“I think we should…..” I was speaking when Tunji cut me off.
“Look, it’s now or never. If we don’t get married now, I’m done and for good this time”!
His words caught me completely off-guard.

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